Emerson’s Alpha Epsilion Phi hosts “Ribbons on the Runway” charity event

9/18/23 by McKenna Smith 

Emerson College’s Alpha Epsilon Phi hosted the twentieth anniversary of their Ribbons on the Runway fashion event to benefit Sharsheret, a charity which offers help to Jewish women and their families suffering from breast and ovarian cancer, on October 12. 

Ribbons on the Runway was founded in the spring of 2003, following the diagnosis of a sister’s mother with breast cancer. An annual fashion show and silent auction are held to raise money for a group that supports Jewish women from all backgrounds diagnosed with breast cancer or a genetic link to the condition.  

The event included an auction of arrangements, in which all the proceeds were given directly to Sharsheret. Auction prizes featured packed gift-baskets, ranging from self care treats to Boston-themed goodies. The possibility of winning any of the desired bundles and supporting the charity was eagerly awaited by participants of the auction. 

The evening began with a performance by Noteworthy, a premier acapella group at Emerson. Guests had the chance to mingle and sample refreshments served by sisters, while the ensemble put on an engaging performance. Numerous other Emerson groups participated in the event, including Kappa Gamma Chi, Phi Alpha Tau, Emerson Fashion Society, Sigma Phi Theta, and others.

Alpha Epsilon Phi sisters attended the event in black tie and expressed their devotion to the cause with glamor and elegance. Throughout the night, audience members mirrored suits with their personal polished and stylish attire. Attendees of the fashionable event looked stunning both on and off the runway. 

Alpha Epsilon Phi, a sorority built on Jewish values, invests an enormous amount of effort into fundraising every year for Sharsheret and the families they help. The evening lived up to its promise of providing fashion, refreshments, discussion, and an all-around fantastic time while supporting a worthwhile charity.